Hello! If you’ve googled around a bit about the topic, you’ve probably noticed that everyone seems to use a different thing. A product with great reviews from one person can also have awful reviews from another person. How frustrating! To be honest, there isn’t a universal go-to in the world of retwisting. There are a few general rules in picking a product to choose based on general thumbs-down consensus. Things to avoid when picking a loc retwist product: - KJ
If you’ve googled around a bit about the topic, you’ve probably noticed that everyone seems to use a different thing. A product with great reviews from one person can also have awful reviews from another person. How frustrating!
To be honest, there isn’t a universal go-to in the world of retwisting. There are a few general rules in picking a product to choose based on general thumbs-down consensus.
Things to avoid when picking a loc retwist product:
Hey there! I have also made a video about loops:
That sounds like a perfectly normal stage of maturity on locks made of straight hair! Really!
Here is a video of me fixing a big hole in my locks a while back:
And here is a video that shows the slowed down way to do it:
Your loops are extremely normal in this case. If you leave the loops and the areas of straight hair alone, they will eventually take care of themselves and lock up. They just tangle, bunch up as loops, and shrink back into the lock, and my video gives a more detailed explanation.
Now, you have a few choices here:
1- For a tidy look to your locks, you can crochet hook them. This will minimize loops and lumps, and keep them a more uniform size and texture. Do this once a month as needed to keep loose hairs at bay and loops to a minimum.
2- For a messy/wilder look to your locks, you can leave them alone. If you just separate your locks daily and wash them regularly, you can otherwise let them do their own thing. In another 6 months to 1 year, they will be pretty mature and the loops will suck in. You’ll be left with lumpy locks, probably a lot of loose hair (which can look nice!), and locks that shrunk more than locks that have been crochet hooked.
3- For something in between, you can spot crochet hook your locks. If you like the messy look, but don’t want it to get too wild, you can crochet hook in your weirdest and wildest loops, leaving the rest of your hair alone. Here’s a video on fixing loops and flat spots:
As for separating daily- whatever you do, SEPARATE! It will save you pain and agony pulling apart some matted areas later on. It’s important to do at least weekly.
I hope this has led you to come to a choice that makes you happy. Good luck!
I have also made a video about loops:
Wow, that sounds like no fun! But we all get sick sometimes and/or party too hard, and things do happen.
First off, just wash whichever area of the locks that were affected as well as you can. If you want, you can use a harsher soap like dish soap (just this once! all the time would dry out your hair) and firmly palm roll the affected areas.
As per medical procedure, a thorough handwash is accomplished with at least 15 seconds of vigorous scrubbing with soap and warm water. If you do this a few times, and very thoroughly rinse the hair afterward for about 10-15 minutes, you will surely clear out any particles or ickies left behind.
Maybe the smelling even though you’ve washed them is just in your mind? Obviously I am not telling you that you are wrong, but sometimes we can’t forget how dirty something once was, so we keep thinking it is “dirty” even after being clean.
If you know you’ve really scrubbed and cleaned as much as possible, and you can’t see any particles, and there isn’t a smell anymore, you should be fine.
In the worst case, you could brush out the areas that had vomit on them to ensure no particles remained, but it is very unlikely. Good luck, and sorry for your experience.
In the future, if you know you’re going to party hearty, or be ill, it’s best to put your locks up and away from your face to lessen the chance they’ll get dirty again. Good luck!
I’m pretty sure there are! What kind of hair do you have? - KJ
I’m pretty sure there are! What kind of hair do you have?